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Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances for Children
For Normal Healthy Children in Singapore
Age group Energy

(kcal)
Protein

(g)
Ca

(mg)
Fe

(mg)
Vit
A
(mcg)
Vit
D
(mcg)
Thiamin

(mg)
Ribo-
flavin
(mg)
Niacin

(mg)
Vit
B12
(mcg)
Folic
Acid
(mcg)
Vit
C
(mg)
Infants
3 - <6 months 700 16 500-600 7 300 10.0 0.28 0.42 4.6 0.3 60 20
6 - <9 months 810 17 500-600 7 300 10.0 0.32 0.49 5.3 0.3 60 20
9 - <12 months 950 18 500-600 7 300 10.0 0.38 0.57 6.3 0.3 60 20
Toddlers
1 - <2 yrs 1150 19 400-500 7 250 10.0 0.46 0.69 7.6 0.9 100 20
2 - <3 yrs 1350 22 400-500 7 250 10.0 0.54 0.81 8.9 0.9 100 20
3 - <5 yrs 1550 25 400-500 7 300 10.0 0.62 0.93 10.2 1.5 100 20
Children
Boys
5- 7 yrs 1850 30 400-500 7 300 10.0 0.74 1.11 12.2 1.5 100 20
7- 9 yrs 2100 39 400-500 7 400 2.5 0.84 1.26 13.9 1.5 100 20
10- 11 yrs 2200 49 600-700 7 575 2.5 0.88 1.32 14.5 2.0 100 20
12- 13yrs 2400 61 600-700 12 725 2.5 0.96 1.44 15.8 2.0 200 30
14 - 15 yrs 2650 74 600-700 12 725 2.5 1.06 1.59 17.5 2.0 200 30
16- 17yrs 2850 80 500-600 6 750 2.5 1.14 1.71 18.8 2.0 200 30
Girls
5- 7 yrs 1750 30 400-500 7 300 10.5 0.70 1.05 11.6 1.5 100 20
7- 9 yrs 1800 39 400-500 7 400 2.5 0.72 1.08 11.9 1.5 100 20
10- 11 yrs 1950 51 600-700 7 575 2.5 0.78 1.17 12.9 2.0 100 20
12- 13 yrs 2100 63 600-700 18 725 2.5 0.84 1.26 13.9 2.0 200 30
14- 15 yrs 2150 66 600-700 18 725 2.5 0.86 1.29 14.2 2.0 200 30
16- 17 yrs 2150 60 500-600 19 750 2.5 0.86 1.29 14.2 2.0 200 30
Legend:
Ca - calcium; Na - sodium; K - potassium; Fe - iron; Vit A - vitamin A; Vit C - vitamin C
Please note:
  • The recommended dietary allowances are average daily intakes of nutrients over a period of time for the majority of the population. They are not absolute daily dietary requirements.
Source: Department of Nutrition, Ministry of Health


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